New Castle, Del.: How to get there, where to stay, what to do and more

March 1, 2012
GETTING THERE

New Castle, Del., is about 110 miles from Washington. Take Interstate 95 to Exit 5A, then follow Route 141 into town.

WHERE TO STAY

Terry House Bed & Breakfast

130 Delaware St.

302-322-2505

www.terryhouse.com

Federal townhouse with six rooms and antique furnishings. Rooms $100.

WHERE TO EAT

Jessop’s Tavern

114 Delaware St.

302-322-6111

www.jessops-tavern.com

American fare with Colonial flair. Entrees from $14.

Traders Cove Coffee Shoppe

206 Delaware St.

302-322-6334

www.pennsplace.net

Light fare including soups, salads and sandwiches from $5.50.

WHAT TO DO

Court House Museum

211 Delaware St.

302-323-4453

www.history.delaware.gov/museums

A 1732 National Landmark Site and Delaware’s first court and state capital. Period furnishings, portraits, historical anecdotes, rotating exhibits. Wednesday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Sunday 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Free.

Read House and Gardens

42 The Strand

302-322-8411

www.dehistory.org/read.htm

Beautifully restored 1801 house. One-and-a-half acre garden installed in 1847 with exotics, native favorites, fruit orchard, trellised grapes. Open April to December, Wednesday to Friday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. $7, seniors and students 13-21 $6, children 6-12 $4; children younger than 6 free.

Immanuel Episcopal Church

50 Market St.

302-328-2413

www.immanuelonthegreen.org

Daily 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Free.

Amstel House

2 E. Fourth St.

302-322-2794

www.newcastlehistory.org

The most elegant house in town when built in 1738. Open April 1 to Dec. 31, Wednesday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday noon to 4 p.m. $5, or $9 for both Amstel and Dutch House. Ages 6-12 $2, or $3 for both.

Dutch House

32 E. Third St.

302-322-2794

www.newcastlehistory.org

Oldest and smallest house in New Castle, with early Dutch colonial furnishings. Open April 1 to Dec. 31, Wednesdayto Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday noon to 4 p.m. $5, or $9 combined with Amstel House. Ages 6-12 $2, or $3 for both.

Old Library Museum

40 E. Third St.

302-322-2794

www.newcastlehistory.org

The most unusual structure in town, built in 1892. Open seasonally on weekends, 1-4 p.m., when there are exhibits. Free.

Velocipede Museum

414 Delaware St.

www.thevelocipede.com

An eclectic collection of vintage bicycles, scooters, high-wheelers and more. Saturdays 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free.

INFORMATION

www.newcastlehistory.org

www.dehistory.org

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